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mlance

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  1. I am using the James Thomas Super Truss B1304 gate.
  2. This is 2020. I used auto connect for the gates. they get placed in the middle of the truss still. And there is no way to "T" a truss with the auto connect.It just goes to the end of the existing truss run. I had to move the truss into position manually.
  3. Using James Thomas 20.5 x 20.5 Supertruss. Laying out a simple grid. I can corner without issue. When I try to "T" a truss and use a gate it all breaks down and I get loads of errors. What am I doing wrong? Attached is an example of what I am talking about. Also - why do the gates default to the middle of the truss and work BUT when you move them to the correct position they fail?
  4. I use a logo in my title block / border tool to represent my company. However, I pretty consistently am providing drawings for other companies - through my company - who want their own logos in the title block. Same clients mostly. Question is, is there a way to make a selectable logo parameter? I know I could duplicate the whole style and change the logo and deal with multiple styles to choose from... But a simple logo switch would be better... Any ideas?
  5. Yes, I know all that. Question is - why are the defaults different colors? Shouldn't Audio colors remain the same throughout the program? Why make them one color in one part of the program and another color in another part of the program? Seems a little inconsistent.
  6. Is it possible to edit the Point Load or Distributed Load colors to match the default hoist colors? It is almost maddening to insert an audio hoist and have it default to yellow and have an audio point load default to red. I have tried to adjust via class and it won't change. Any ideas?
  7. Is there a way to replace truss without having to do every piece by itself? Like you can with lighting fixtures... Select all of it and hit replace?
  8. Hey guys - Thanks! Everything is working as it should. Y'all rock!
  9. @Andy Broomell Ok. That worked. Thanks! How would you handle a template file that you want the whole office to use?
  10. I have. Restarted. And right click refreshed. Both.
  11. Hmmm... so I set it up as you guys suggested - I copied the folder hierarchy from the user folder ... Z:\Library\CAD\Vectorworks\Vectorworks Workgroup Files\Libraries\ And through the resource manager I can access the .vwx files that I put in \Favorites- but not through the workgroups option - still the favorites option... If I right click on one of the files and select show in explorer - it shows it in my Vectorworks Workgroup Files folder... Is this how that is supposed to work? Also, I have a template file in Z:\Library\CAD\Vectorworks\Vectorworks Workgroup Files\Libraries\Defaults\Templates But it does not show up in the option for a new file from template... Nothing shows up under the workgroups icon in the resource manager (see attached).... Is there another step to do to get Vectorworks to use the template in the workgroup location?
  12. @zoomer I edited the path down to just the \Vectorworks 2018... Still no dice. I've seen posts about having to have specific sub-folders... does this apply to favorites folders as well? That's why I added the "\Libraries\Favorites" part. But that doesn't work...
  13. We have a multi seat network license for Spotlight / Fundamentals. I want to create a common (on our server) location for everyone to grab symbols from so our drawings are consistent. I've made .vwx files from the default libraries of the lighting fixtures we use most often and audio symbols we use most often etc. I can get these to display in the Resource Manager under Favorites but this way requires coworkers to download and reinstall the files on their hard drives whenever there is a change to one of those files. I cannot seem to get a workgroup set up (is this the best option for what Iam trying to do?). I am confused by the file structure requirements... I am using the following: Z:\Library\CAD\Vectorworks\Vectorworks Workgroup Files\Vectorworks 2018\Libraries\Favorites where "Vectorworks Workgroup Files" is the file location on the server. But nothing shows up in the resource Manager after I update the User Folders within VW Options and restart... Is it possible to use custom .vwx files in a workgroup? What am I missing?
  14. Any James Thomas or Tomcat spigot truss...
  15. How do you get spigot truss corners to work correctly? They insert into the middle of the truss - parallel to it and you can't attach another truss 90 to it... What am I doing wrong?
  16. I've noticed since installing SP3 that the truss weight defaults are wrong... Example shown = Tomcat 12x12 box truss @ 10'. Vectorworks inserts this as weighing 134.48 lbs and the manufactures website says this should weigh 61 lbs. I am having to change this constantly (customize etc.).... What gives?
  17. Since 2018 - every time I open the program the basic tool pallet and the Tool set pallet are always resized to the minimum even after I save new pallet positions. Is there a way to keep these pallets how I want them displayed? This has never been an issue before...
  18. I am new to using lighting positions / hanging positions... My "problem" is that I lay out a 12 x 12 box truss using the auto connect option and leave it at a zero Z height. So on the floor. Then I go up and convert it to a hanging position. Still on the floor at zero Z height. Then I give it a Z of 18'. Ok. When I attach a light symbol to the hanging position - it defaults to 18'6". If I try to alter the Z height of the fixture back to 18', the fixture goes to a zero Z height again. Do I have something set wrong? Is there a way to have fixtures set their Z heights to the trusses Z height? I am thinking that when Icreate the hanging position it sets the center of the truss to a zero Z height and not the bottom of the truss. But when I go to edit the hanging position - there is nothing there... Thanks -ML

 

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